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Primate Study Affirms: The CR Way Lifestyle Can Extend Life and
Protect Against Age-related Disease
OSSINING, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, primate
researchers from the University of Wisconsin published a paper(1),
affirming that caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition
significantly improves age-related and all-cause survival in rhesus
monkeys. The researchers point out that their data contrasts with
findings in the widely reported 2012 National Institutes of Aging
study, where CR was not seen to show a significant survival benefit.
However, they emphasize an important point: The NIA control monkeys
were effectively practicing modest calorie restriction because their
food allotments were so well controlled.
The results from the Wisconsin study support findings from a study of
elderly Okinawans who followed calorie restriction for 60 years,
limiting calories by only 11 percent: Their average lifespan is the
longest recorded in the world. They also experience less heart
disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. Their quality of
life is better too: Many Okinawans who practice calorie restriction
remain active well into their nineties and beyond. (2)
"We see similar results," says Paul McGlothin, president of
LivingTheCRWay.com, where thousands practice calorie restriction. "The
CR Way encourages moderate calorie restriction, which improves quality
of life and is easy to follow.
"I find it interesting that 5 monkeys in the NIA study - four
calorie-restricted and one control monkey - did live exceptionally
long lives: beyond 40 years of age, when the average age of death of
monkeys in captivity is 26.
"A CR Way lifestyle has produced supercentenarians - such as the famed
Jiroemon Kimura, who ate three small meals a day and is verified as
the longest-lived man in history."
Living the CR WayT puts solid science to work to help you achieve
extraordinary health in a friendly, holistic community where delicious
meals and live, caring support are important. These are the objectives
of the lifestyle:
-- Use calorie restriction science in health decisions: This often
means not limiting calories if your BMI is below 24 or gaining weight
if it is below 18.5.
-- Preserve adult stem cell health and activate your tissue repair
-- Maintain DNA Stability.
-- Optimize your microbiome, i.e., the microbes in your gut (an
-- Integrate your personal genomics into a lifestyle that fits your
-- Develop a close relationship with a physician.
The CR Way is guided by scientists, doctors, and other world-leading
experts who hold live teleconferences for members of LivingTheCRWay
interest groups. Memberships support CR Way DNA HACR, a citizen
science study open to all who want find out what they can do to slow
or reverse aging.
(1)Colman, R. J. et al. Caloric restriction reduces age-related and
all-cause mortality in rhesus monkeys. Nat. Commun. 5:3557 doi:
(2)Willcox BJ, Willcox DC, Todoriki H, et al. Caloric restriction, the
traditional Okinawan diet, and healthy aging: the diet of the world's
longest-lived people and its potential impact on morbidity and life
span. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Oct;1114:434-55.
Contact: Paul McGlothin Email 914-762-8878
Meredith Averill Email 877-481-4841
Twitter: Living the CR Way@pmcglothin
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